Extraction 2 and Extraction might be ruling the Netflix global top ten, but one other hammy action thriller from the past is sneaking up the Netflix charts this week.
Directed by Oscar-nominated John Singleton, this Taylor Lautner headliner also starred Sigourney Weaver, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, and Maria Bello. The 2011 film was packed with talent, yet it got panned, with some noting even Lautner, known for his limited acting chops, wasn’t the worst thing about the film.
Written by Shawn Christensen, Abduction tells the story of Nathan Harper (played by Twilight-fame Lautner), a high school teenager who stumbles upon a photo of himself on a missing person website. As he delves deeper into the mystery surrounding his identity, he starts unravelling a web of lies that has plagued him since childhood. With the help of his friend Karen (Lily Collins), Nathan tries to uncover the truth, and then things take a weird turn because suddenly now, assassins are after him.
Weaver took on the film shortly after the mega-blockbuster Avatar, surprising viewers. It must have been a fun break from her other intense roles because she expressed that in an interview with Comingsoon.net.
When asked about the method she approached her role with, she clarified, “..one of the fun things about the movie was working on a high-octane thriller. Between setups, we were all playing FatBooth and things like that with our iPhones. We’re all gooey people together between the shots. No one is staying in character. I mean, if they want to, fine, but it’s not necessary.”
One can’t be blamed for doing lighter projects with decently thick paychecks. Everyone has bills, after all. Despite having a five per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 111 critic reviews, Abduction has stayed in the Netflix top ten chart for two weeks now.
Currently, Abduction is in the eighth spot with 2.3 million views and 4.7 million watch hours.
Watch Abduction on Netflix now.